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It is a crime in many states, including Ohio, for medical professionals such as physicians, therapists, nurses and social workers to not report an incident of suspected abuse or neglect. Anyone should report a suspected or witnessed abuse to the local police or children's protective services:
State laws vary regarding who is required to report abuse or neglect. If you need assistance or have questions, you can contact ChildHelp National Child Abuse 24-hour hotline at 1-800-422-4453.
Your local community can help fight child abuse by advocating for the necessary laws and resources. You can find suggestions in our Advocacy section. Other helpful links include:
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New to Cincinnati Children’s or live outside of the Tristate area? 1-877-881-8479
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